Here it is. A feel-good recipe imitating a Classic…and usually very unhealthy, good ol “Sloppy Joe’s.” It may sound intimidating or seem like hard work, but not at all. I also would like to introduce Tempeh to you, if you have never heard of such an ingredient. You will likely have the other ingredients on hand to put this together. You will not miss the meat, tempeh is the best!
The 411…Tempeh begins with whole soybeans, which are softened by soaking and dehulled, then partly cooked. Specialty tempehs may be made from other types of beans, wheat, or may include a mixture of beans and whole grains, but usually soybeans are the main ingredient. Since tempeh is made from whole soybeans, it is a fiber-rich food. Yay! Tempeh is a rich source of proteins, minerals, soy isoflavones and it is also contains a generous source of nutrients such as calcium, B-vitamins and iron. In addition, tempeh is a good source of monounsaturated fats and contains no cholesterol. The taste is nutty, meaty, and mushroom-like and you will love it as a meat substitution. By now, you should be able to find tempeh at any store, so try something new, you only live once.